Tag Archives: Uganda

Three Gorilla Deaths
September 14, 2012

Tragic Report of Three Gorillas’…

Volcanoes was hugely saddened to learn of the recent deaths of two wild mountain gorillas. Bwiruka, a senior female mountain gorilla, was found dead by trackers in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park on Monday. The cause of death is yet to be established but is suspected to be advanced age. Also, 3-year-old male mountain gorilla Akarusho…

Sculpture Gallery Opens
August 31, 2012

Rwenzori Visitor Centre Opens

The new Rwenzori Mountains National Park visitor centre, one of the last projects of the Sustainable Tourism in the Albertine Rift program (STAR), is open for business! The STAR program is funded by USAID and has handed the centre over to the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA). The new centre will offer visitors to the park…

Olympic Gold
August 13, 2012

Graceful Gold for the Pearl…

FARMER’S SON BRINGS HOME THE BACON AS UGANDA CELEBRATES OLYMPIC GOLD! Volcanoes Safaris are delighted to join in the celebrations and congratulations to Uganda’s very own Marathon Man Stephen Kiprotich on his stunning gold medal in the Olympic Marathon in London. Kiprotich, 23, a farmers’ son from the Kapchorwa District close to the Kenyan border,…

Top Destination for Birding
July 13, 2012

Uganda: Top Destination for Birding!

You may or may not be aware that Uganda is currently one of the most exciting destinations for birders in the world. The Albertine Rift and the surrounding areas have a spectacular diversity! Recently Johnny Kamugish, renomated birding guide in Uganda, spotted what looked like a Sooty Chat but soon discovered that it was, in…

Silver Lining
July 4, 2012

Sleeping Giant’s Final Rest has…

Even giants eventually must fall, as was evidenced June 28th with the passing of Ruhondeza, the oldest silverback gorilla and leader of the first habituated gorilla family within Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, in Uganda. The UWA announced news of his death with great sadness, as he represented the beginning of protected great ape tourism within…

Regal Themes
June 13, 2012

Regal Theme Continues With Japanese…

Following the celebrations of Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee, another royal event makes the news! Uganda indeed welcomes His Imperial Highness Prince and Her Imperial Highness Princess Akishino of Japan to the Pearl of Africa. This will mark the first time the Prince has visited the African continent and it is fitting that Uganda be…

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